Search Result for "drumming":
1. the act of playing drums;
- Example: "he practiced his drumming several hours every day"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drum \Drum\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drummed; p. pr. & vb. n. Drumming.] 1. To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make a noise like that of a beaten drum; as, the ruffed grouse drums with his wings. [1913 Webster] Drumming with his fingers on the arm of his chair. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 3. To throb, as the heart. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; -- with for. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drumming \Drum"ming\, n. The act of beating upon, or as if upon, a drum; also, the noise which the male of the ruffed grouse makes in spring, by beating his wings upon his sides. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
drumming n 1: the act of playing drums; "he practiced his drumming several hours every day"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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